Mina and the Whole Wide World

Mina and the Whole Wide World

Mina and the Whole Wide World – Sherryl Clark Verse novels are having a bit of a moment and it’s lovely to see. I’ve long been a fan of this story form and of Sherryl Clark’s work. Poetry is often seen as a complex form, inaccessible to all but...
Heroes of the Secret Underground

Heroes of the Secret Underground

A review of Heroes of the Secret Underground Twelve-year-old Louie lives with her two brothers and their Hungarian grandparents in the Majestic Boutique Hotel. It’s a life full of love and family, although Louie wishes their famous musician parents didn’t...
The March of the Ants

The March of the Ants

The March of the Ants – Review There’s not always time to stop and think about why I do what I do. I suspect it’s the same for other book creators. And even if we did, would we be able to articulate it? I’m not sure. If pushed, I can say that I...
Footprints on the Moon

Footprints on the Moon

Footprints on the Moon – Review It’s 1969 and Sharnie has just started highschool. She feels like her world is changing too fast and in directions she doesn’t understand. Man is about to walk on the moon. War is raging in Vietnam and here in...

What’s in a name?

What makes someone pick up a new book in a bookshop? Why that one? Is it the colour of the cover or the size or where it’s sitting on the shelf? Is it the title?I like titles. I’ve just read and reviewed ‘What Willow Knew’ by June Colbert. For...